COMMUNITY HEADLINES – NOVEMBER 23, 2020

By November 23, 2020Local NewsWIRE
ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH,GA) Savannah Country Day School has partnered with the Rotary Club of Savannah to establish a campus Interact Club for students ages 12-18. Modeled as a junior Rotary, the Interact Club will focus on service projects within the Savannah community and a larger, global project each year.
#WATERCOOLER: SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES NOV 16TH PODCAST
(SAVANNAH, GA) In this podcast, a few members of Savannah Magazine’s 2020 New Guard are indtroduced. Find out how these distinguished honorees have been helping the Savannah community, and their vision for the future.
LEARN ABOUT LONG DISTANCE HIKING ON THE CAMINO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Have you ever dreamed about taking an epic hike, perhaps even walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek across Spain? On February 6 at noon, rain or shine, we will meet at Lake Mayer Park to talk about “what to pack.” Afterward, we will hike six miles on the Truman Linear Trail. For more info email: marjorie@marjorieyoung.com
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION DONATES $1,500 TO URBAN GARDEN PROJECT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union has donated $1,500 to Savannah’s Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC) Garden. PARC is a City of Savannah neighborhood resource center committed to providing residents with greater access to nutritious foods in a valued educational and recreational space that contributes to the awareness of healthy eating practices.
HEALTHY HUB
(SAVANNAH, GA) Visitors to Savannah’s Lake Mayer Park will soon have a new place to get resources that promote better health and quality of life. The first of two “Healthy Hub” sites will be unveiled at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1.
ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, will stream its next broadcast on January 7 with “Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations.” Watch the interactive program LIVE at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/healthysav/). It will also be rebroadcast at a later date on the City of Savannah’s Government Channel and on SavannahNow.com/podcasts.
ANNUAL SHOTS & HEADSHOTS EVENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Somi Benson-Jaja hosted the 2nd Annual Shots & Headshots with Shot by Somi Studios, benefiting United Way of the Coastal Empire. The event raised more than $1,900 for United Way of the Coastal Empire’s community fund.
SAFE SHELTER PRESENTS VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER WITH FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA NOVEMBER 25
(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is inviting the community to participate in a virtual benefit concert featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Set to premiere Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m., the organizers hope to raise funds needed to serve the growing number of victims of domestic violence in the Chatham County area due to the COVID pandemic.
NATIONAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION MONTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) November is National Runaway Prevention Month. With the pandemic only emphasizing the ongoing problem of youth homelessness in our community, Park Place and their partner agencies are raising awareness for runaway and homeless youth and providing resources and strategies for preventing youth from running away. Executive Director of Park Place Outreach spotlights resources available to support youth in crisis throughout the nation.
PHOTOVOICE PROJECT AIMS TO HELP MAKE BREASTFEEDING EASIER IN CHATHAM COUNTY
(SAVANNAH, GA)– A public health professor at Georgia Southern University has facilitated a Photovoice project to identify social, cultural, and physical barriers that discourage breastfeeding by African American mothers in Chatham County and to identify opportunities to remove those obstacles. https://carriagetradepr.com/photovoice-project-aims-to-help-make-breastfeeding-easier-in-chatham-county/
Photovoice Project Aims to Help Make Breastfeeding Easier in Chatham County
COLONIAL GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group, Inc. is one of United Way of the Coastal Empire’s top givers year after year. For this year’s donation, Colonial is matching 100% of every employee dollar donated in honor of their 100th Anniversary. United Way congratulates Colonial Group, Inc. on their centennial celebration and sends a huge thank you for their continued leadership and generosity.
GET YOUR FLU SHOT
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s flu season and Healthy Savannah has a message for you. The flu shot will not make you sick. Healthy Savannah’s flu education campaign is in the works to ensure that African Americans and other under-served communities have access to the flu vaccine.
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PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) HIRING. Park Place’s Transitional Living Program is seeking a part-time Overnight Resident Assistant, PRN. Park Place Outreach, Inc. has served the Savannah community since 1984 providing emergency shelter, meals, and counseling to at-risk youth and their families. Click here to apply to join the team: https://hire.wheniwork.com/jobs/parkplaceoutreach-hire/b6af17c9-9acc-4e2d-be29-73552eacf972?fbclid=IwAR0KnDisX31SbXhOKvnTarDTxTwcNhKmi8Tpjh5usKbYQVxWPAwYV-I8YHw
VIRTUAL BUSINESS CLASSES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah will offer two free virtual business classes in December through The Entrepreneurial Center. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12-1 p.m., “How to Write a Business Plan” will cover the steps necessary to write an effective business plan for use in the development, growth and financing of a business. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 12-1 p.m., “Financial Resources for Business” will be presented to help participants learn where their businesses can find financing for start-up and growth as well as how to prepare themselves and what lenders will require. Find more information at:
PPP FORGIVENESS WEBINAR
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a free educational webinar for small business owners on December 3, 2020. The registration cut off day is November 30. The webinar will provide assistance on filing for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness. For questions please contact Liz Overstreet at (912) 651-3200 or go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/ppp-forgiveness-guidance-webinar-dec-3-2020/ to register online.
HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission will end its informational series for the year on December 8 with “Homeless for the Holidays,” featuring guest speaker Michelle Norris with National Church Residences. Registration for the informational session is not required.
GREENBRIAR CHILDREN’S CENTER CHRISTMAS WRAP FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Greenbriar Children’s Center is celebrating the holiday season and raising funds for its early learning programs and other services by helping busy shoppers with their wrapping needs at Oglethorpe Mall. Center Parc Credit Union will be sponsoring the event in keeping with their commitment to support the citizens of Savannah and surrounding areas.
THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Divine Rest Inc. is seeking volunteers and donations for its Giving Thanks event on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Unforgettable Bakery, 238 Eisenhower Drive 31406. For more information, contact Georgette Jackson at (912) 441-5564. http://www.divinerestinc.org/company
ROSITA NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Rosita is a happy-go-lucky kind of girl; active and loving life, and also really sweet too. Rosita is heartworm positive but will have received a pre-treatment protocol while with Coastal Pet Rescue. Adopters should discuss heartworm protocols with their veterinarian to determine treatment.
DECEMBER 8, VIRTUAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM CO
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO AND SCORE SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 8th Annual STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY will be presented LIVE online, Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event will go LIVE from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on SCORE SAVANNAH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCORESavannah. This will be a landmark event as the benchmarks to be presented will go down in the history books due to the pandemic. The benchmarks will be given to the Georgia Historical Society for their Covid-19 gallery collection.
2020 STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY GEORGIA
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